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Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists.
The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws.
Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.

MCMP – History of Philosophy Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists.
The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws.
Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.

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    Philosophische Scholastik. Der Streit der Schulen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren

    Philosophische Scholastik. Der Streit der Schulen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren

    Jürgen Mittelstraß gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Philosophische Scholastik. Der Streit der Schulen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren".

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    Das Technische in der Philosophie. Logik und Mathematik in Stegmüllers Werk

    Das Technische in der Philosophie. Logik und Mathematik in Stegmüllers Werk

    Godehard Link gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Das Technische in der Philosophie. Logik und Mathematik in Stegmüllers Werk".

    • 29 min
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    Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Einfachheit

    Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Einfachheit

    Felix Mühlhölzer gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Einfachheit".

    • 26 min
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    Einführung und Willkommen

    Einführung und Willkommen

    Stephan Hartmann and Julian Nida-Rümelin open the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013).

    • 25 min
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    Stegmüllers Wende zum "Non-Statement View"

    Stegmüllers Wende zum "Non-Statement View"

    C. Ulises Moulines gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Stegmüllers Wende zum "Non-Statement View"".

    • 35 min
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    Einige persönliche Gedanken über vergangene Zeiten

    Einige persönliche Gedanken über vergangene Zeiten

    Wolfgang Spohn gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Einige persönliche Gedanken über vergangene Zeiten".

    • 31 min

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